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27 reportedly killed as gunmen invade Kaduna village

27 reportedly killed as gunmen invade Kaduna village

No fewer than 27 people have been reported killed in Gwaska village, Kaduna state, following attack by armed bandits. He said the attackers were from Zamfara state, and that they shot at children and torched houses as residents fled.

No official casualty figure has been provided, but residents said at least 15 corpses were seen on the road.

Police Inspector General Ibrahim Idris affirmed the band its invaded Gwaska Saturday, fighting neighborhood shield forces shielding the community of about 3,000 men and women.

The post Again, armed bandits kill 27 in Kaduna village appeared first on The Nation Nigeria.

Members of the Birnin-Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance, who pleaded for anonymity, said the gunmen came in from Zamfara State.

He described the attack as the worst in the troubled the area, which has witnessed several previous attacks.

According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a permanent army battalion in Birnin Gwari.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mukhtar Aliyu did not answer calls to his phone at the time of filing this report. The government has sent a message of condolence to the people of Birnin Gwari Emirate.

"The engagements between the state and federal governments have yielded results".

The state governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, while condemning the brutal attack on the people of Birnin-Gwari, said a Battalion of the Nigerian Army would be stationed permanently in the area to the check the killings.

Naija News understands that he ordered the State Emergency Management Agency to make relief materials with immediate effect to the affected communities.

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